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Sunset Catamaran Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

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English, Portuguese
Meeting place

At our office on the harbor (Marina do Funchal, Loja 9, 9050-024 Funchal)

FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity

  Important for Families

Please add separate kids and adults bookings to your cart.
Kids up to 4 years participate for free, for them the reservation is therefore not necessary.


Combine two natural wonders with this incredible tour: at sunset, we invite you to an unforgettable journey to spot dolphins and whales just a few kilometres off the southern coast of Madeira, while the sun sets into the ocean. From Funchal, you will experience a unique tour, including cetaceans and wildlife watching, such as turtles and seabirds. Meanwhile, you can swim below the impressive cliffs of ‘Cabo Girão’, one of the highest sea cliffs in the world with its height of 580 m. You cannot find a better way to spend your holidays in Madeira, so book this amazing adventure now and share with your family or friends what will surely turn into some treasured memories for a lifetime.

Tour programme
- Departure:
We meet directly at our office in the Funchal harbour. The check-in closes 30 min prior to the time of departure written on your booking confirmation, so make sure to be at the harbour on time. Once everybody is on board, we will depart for our adventure!

- Tour:
On board our comfortable catamaran, the tour will take us along the southern coast of Madeira where we will spot dolphins, whales, turtles and seabirds if we are lucky. Once on site, we will slow down the engines, which will make it more relaxing and will also pollute less. During the trip, our passionate crew will share with you their knowledge about the various species that you will see, as well as technical and historical information. We will also make a stop below the impressive cliffs of Cabo Girão for a well-deserved swim and snorkel break.

- Arrival:
After 3hrs, it is time to go back to Funchal where you will debark, you will leave with lasting and wonderful memories.

Characteristics of the boat
- Number of passengers: we own three catamarans with a capacity of 70, 98 and 216 passengers, and we will choose the more suitable boat according to the demand
- Bar
- Sun-protected area
- Restrooms

Included Services
- Snacks and Drinks
- Snorkel equipment
- Cetacean guarantee: In case you don't see any cetaceans, you will have a second trip free to try again or till you see cetaceans. Usually a second trip will suffice because we have 90% chances of watching cetaceans.

Bring along
- A jacket or warm clothes
- Towel
- Bathing suit

Recommendations for Sunset Catamaran Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

NicholasJune 26, 2022verified1 day (3 hours/day)

I thought the trip was excellent, not a huge amount to do at Desertas but still its an excellent experience and good liklihood to see dolphins and rare seabirds. When at Desertas you can go ashore and swim in the cove, or just stay on the catamaran. There is bar and toilets and it is quite luxurious. Do bring a hoody as it gets quite windy towards Desertas. They also prepare a lovely meal which you eat onboard whilst at Desertas, and they really look after you.

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SarahAugust 18, 2021verified1 day (3 hours/day)

Amazing ! Thank you

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